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Football on the Zambian Copperbelt with Hikabwa Chipande

Join us on Thursday, March 26, at 3pm EDT for a session on football in Zambia. FSF member Hikabwa Decius Chipande will discuss his paper “Mining for Goals: Football and Social Change on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1940s to 1960s.” Chipande … Continue reading

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Marimachos*: On Women’s Football in Latin America

By Brenda Elsey and Joshua Nadel Dr. Brenda Elsey is an associate professor of history at Hofstra University and the author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth Century Chile. Follow her on twitter @politicultura. Dr. Joshua Nadel … Continue reading

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The Ivory Tower and the Press Box: Towards Total Fútbol Writing

Peter Alegi: This is my video blog contribution to the Football Scholars Forum roundtable taking place on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the global fútbological conclave known as the Soccer as the Beautiful Game conference at Hofstra University. Comments welcome!

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FSF February: Sport and Politics in France—Making of Les Bleus

The Football Scholars Forum 2013-14 season resumes on February 12 at 8pm Eastern Time with a discussion of Lindsay Krasnoff’s The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010. The book explores how French political leaders sought to build a … Continue reading

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Going Local: U.S. Soccer History

On Tuesday, February 26, FSF convened to discuss works by Steven Apostolov, Gabe Logan, and Tom McCabe on the history of American soccer in Massachusetts, Chicago, and northern New Jersey. David Kilpatrick, official historian of the New York Cosmos, skillfully moderated the 90-minute … Continue reading

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¡Adelante! Fútbol and Politics in Chile

In a vibrant opening to the 2011-12 FSF season, we discussed Brenda Elsey’s book Citizens and Sportsmen.  Brenda made FSF history by being the first author to visit Michigan State University in person, for which she received a stylish FSF … Continue reading

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